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Defining Secondary Prevention

Prevention is “all measures to avoid or reduce the number and severity of illness, accident and disability” (World Health Organization, 1948). It brings together all the actions, attitudes and behaviors that tend to avoid the occurrence of a disease or a health problem and to maintain or improve health. Secondary prevention aims to reduce the […]

Evidence Based Prevention

Lecture at Reavie Conference 2016, Cannes, France. The lecture details the reasons for the rise of non-pharm interventions during the current health care revolution. Research will play a major role in the next years to distinguish effective preventive interventions and those without health benefits and potential risk.   Sustainable actions of secondary and tertiary prevention inexorably through […]

Defining Tertiary Prevention

Prevention is “all measures to avoid or reduce the number and severity of illness, accident and disability” (World Health Organization – WHO, 1948). It brings together all the actions, attitudes and behaviors that tend to avoid the occurrence of a disease or a health problem and to maintain or improve health. Tertiary prevention “comes at […]

Defining Primary Prevention

Prevention is “all measures to avoid or reduce the number and severity of illness, accident and disability” (World Health Organization, 1948). It brings together all the actions, attitudes and behaviors that tend to avoid the occurrence of a disease or a health problem and to maintain or improve health. “Primary prevention is defined as the […]

A cost-effective program to prevent back pain at work

A clinical trial tests the efficacy of an innovative program to prevent musculoskeletal disorders done on the workplace. A Swedish randomized controlled trial of Linton and colleagues, published in the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation in 2015, assesses the efficacy of one month intervention based on learning and communication strategies to prevent problem resolution Chronic musculoskeletal […]

Efficacy of biofeedback against headaches

  A clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of biofeedback in reducing the frequency and severity of migraines and tension headaches in adults. A US randomized controlled trial of Mullally and colleagues, published in Pain Physician in 2009, evaluated during 3 years the efficacy of non-invasive and non-pharmacological biofeedback to reduce the frequency and severity of […]

The efficacy of auriculotherapy

INSERM has published in 2013 a report evaluating the therapeutic efficacy of auricular acupuncture The French Report by Gueguen and his colleagues, published by INSERM in 2013, analyzing the clinical benefit of acupuncture at ear level, otherwise known as auriculotherapy in several health disorders and diseases: smoking cessation or alcoholic, pain, dermatology, nausea or vomiting, preoperative […]

Osteopathy prevents chronic back pain

  A clinical trial evaluates the effectiveness of osteopathy on the prevention of chronic back pain in people at risk. A randomized controlled trial of English Williams and colleagues, published in the journal Family Practice in 2003, evaluates the effectiveness of osteopathy to reduce acute and subacute back pain over a period of two months. […]

Dietary supplements do not protect against cardiovascular disease

A meta-analysis evaluating the efficacy of dietary supplements containing vitamins and antioxidants in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. A meta-analysis of Korean Myung and colleagues published in the journal British Medical Journal in 2013 estimated, from the results of 50 controlled randomized trials, the efficacy of food supplements containing vitamins and / or antioxidants in […]

Efficacy of hypnosis in smoking cessation

A meta-analysis evaluates the effectiveness of hypnotherapy to stop smoking. An English meta-analysis of Barnes and colleagues published in the journal Cochrane Collaboration assesses 2010, based on 11 randomized controlled trials, the efficacy of hypnotherapy as a treatment for smoking cessation with at least six months follow-up. The evidence is currently insufficient to recommend the […]